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A literary curriculum to build your academic and critical skills

If you love literature and writing, a degree in English is a great option. Our program gives you academic training in the traditional literary discipline and helps you build the critical and analytical skills to be successful in any career.

Our English program offers a comprehensive, challenging curriculum in literature and writing. We offer two majors and four minors in specialized areas of study so you can customize your degree plan to fit your specific interests and career direction.

A path to professional success in a content-driven world

An English degree prepares you to succeed in a variety of careers. Advertising, public relations, corporate communications, law, publishing and traditional and online media are just a few of the communication-based industries that depend on skilled writers.

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

Bachelor of Arts in English

The traditional Bachelor of Arts program focuses on British, American and world literatures with an emphasis in discussion and textual analysis. SFA’s program includes courses over literary periods and authors, linguistics and literature surveys.

To learn more about the requirements of this program, please see the General Bulletin or discuss with your advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in English with a certificate in secondary education

In addition to the foundational Bachelor of Arts courses required for the major, this program includes professional education coursework, such as pedagogy and designing curriculum. This program allows you to meet the requirements for the secondary education certificate in English.

For more information on English course offerings, please visit Secondary Education.

Minor degree programs in English

If you’re interested in a specialized or nontraditional area of study in English, you may want to consider one of our four minor degree programs. In addition to a traditional minor in English, we also offer minors in:

To learn more about the requirements of this program, please see the General Bulletin or discuss with your advisor.

Graduate programs and requirements

The Department of English offers graduate courses for students interested in advanced degrees. Check them out here.



Department of English and Creative Writing

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 203

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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